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In Belgium, Andrea Dalè set the quickest time in KZ2 and won the first heat. Good performance also by Federer, third in the other heat. Tiene waved CRG's flag high in KF with a second place in a coming back heat on Friday. Very good fourth place at only 60 thousands to the pole for Pex in KZ.

The European CIK-FIA Championships got underway in Genk today, Friday 13 June, with the season opener of KZ and KZ2 and the third round of KF. Good number of drivers on track: 79 racers to compete in KZ2, 32 in KZ, 62 in KF and 49 in the first race of the Academy Trophy.
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Good news for CRG come from all the categories in the first racing day in Belgium, but the most surprising result has been achieved by Andrea Dalè on CRG-Maxter by Savard, who set the pole position at the end of qualifying and, later on, clinched the victory in one heat. Dalè has been uncatchable so far.

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Very positive was also Fabian Federer's day, on Maxter prepared directly by the Italian factory. Federer ended in a good seventh absolute place in qualifying and kept his momentum securing P3 in the first heat. The Italian is all set to push hard hunting for a repeat of the title won back in 2011.

Not very lucky KZ2 debut for the Puerto Rico's driver Daniel Formal, who started with a promising 11th place in the first heat, but then had to stop in the second due to a problem to the chain of his kart.

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FELICE TIENE READY TO SHINE IN KF

Felice Tiene is currently sixth in the KF charts at only 7 points to the top after the first rounds held in La Conca and Zuera. He his re-gaining some confidence on the KVS engine in Genk and the first results are quite encouraging. After the 15th place in qualifying with a 3 tenths gap from the leader, Tiene promptly climbed all the way to P2 in the heat run on Friday, which confirms his momentum. Dionisios Marcu also had a solid day recovering up to the ninth place in the heat. Pedro Hiltbrand experienced some initial hiccups so far.

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JORRIT PEX AMONG THE QUICKEST OF KZ

The young Jorrit Pex, on CRG-TM, has been among the quickest drivers in KZ. The 2012 European Champion set in fact the fourth quickest time in Genk's qualifying as he was only 60 thousands shy of leader Kozlinski. Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) was tenth, Yannick De Brabander (CRG-TM) 19th, Davide Forè on CRG-TM run by team DTK the 20th. Heats will start on Saturday for this category.

All results and web live are available at www.cikfia.com

CRG TEAM IN GENK (B), 15.06.2014

KZ
5 - Jorrit Pex (NL) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)
7 - Davide Forè (I) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)
8 - Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)
16 - Yannick De Brabander (B) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)

KZ2
331 - Fabian Federer (I) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)
332 - Daniel Formal (PRI) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)

KF
104 - Felice Tiene (I) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)
115 - Pedro Hiltbrand (E) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)
128 - Dionisios Marcu (RO) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
13 June 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Andrea Dalè (CRG-Maxter), KZ2; 2) Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter), KZ2; 3) Felice Tiene (CRG-Parilla), KF; 4) Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM), KZ; 5) Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter), KZ (Ph. Pastanella).

 

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The opener of the European KZ and KZ2 Championships will take place in Belgium, in a joint event with the third round of the European KF Championship. CRG to field strong lineups in all three categories. CRG palmares in the European KZ and KZ2 Championships.

The double European Championship of categories KZ and KZ2 is going to start this coming weekend in Belgium, at the circuit of Genk. CRG will get to this appointment fielding its full potential to keep its momentum as leading force, as witnessed by team's long palmares in the history of karting.
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CRG has a long series of victories in the categories with the shift, it is in fact the most victorious brand thanks to its 19 European Titles won since 1979. The Italian firm is also the reigning KZ Champion thanks to the victory of the 2013 campaign with Max Verstappen.

CRG TEAM FOR THE EUROPEAN KZ AND KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIPS

CRG works team for category KZ will be composed by the Briton Jordon Lennox-Lamb that is the 2012 KZ2 World Cup winner, by the Dutch 2012 KZ1 European Champion Jorrit Pex, by the several times world champion of direct drive categories, Davide Forè, who will be racing with the Polish team DTK, and by the Belgian driver Yannick De Brabander, who has been 2011 KZ1 Vice-World Champion on the very same racetrack of Genk. This attack team will be completed in KZ2 by Fabian Federer, who has been KZ2 European Champion in 2011 and by Daniel Formal, the driver from Porto Rico that has claimed several International tiltes and has been 5 times USA Champion in Rotax Categories.

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The European KZ and KZ2 Championships will be run on three rounds this year. The season opener of Genk (Belgium), to be held on 15 June, will be followed by the round in Wackersdorf (Germany) on July 13, and by the final round in Kristianstad (Sweden) on July 27. The World Championship of the two categories will take place in one round only, tol take place in Sarno (Italy) next October 12.

REGULATIONS. European KZ and KZ2 Championships this year will award points to the top 10 drivers of qualifying heats (10 to the first, then 9,8,...) and to the top 15 classified in the Final (25 to the first, then 20, 16, 13, 11, 10,...). The Final classification will be delineated allowing a joker for qualifying heats and one for Finals.

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EUROPEAN KF ALSO IN GENK

The third round of the KF European Championship will also take place in Genk this coming weekend, following the first two rounds held in La Conca and Zuera. The rich racing programme of Genk will be completed by the opening round of the Academy Trophy.

CRG hopes for the KF European Championship are pinned on Felice Tiene, who is currently sixth in the standings 7 points short of the leader, as well as on the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, eighth in the championship at 20 points from the top, and on the Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu.

Starting from this race, several CRG drivers will have their engine prepared by KVS with the objective of improving further the race performance, while granting the best possible technical assistance track-side.

After the round of Genk, the European KF Championship will reach its conclusion next August 31 in England, at the PF International Circuit. The World Championship will take place in one round only, to take place next September 21 in Essay (France) in a joint event with the KF Junior's.

REGULATIONS. Regulations of the KF and KF Junior European Championship follow the same scoring scheme of European KZ and KZ2, that is, they award points after qualifying heats and Final also allowing a joker for the heats and one for the Finals.

All results will be available at www.cikfia.com

CRG TEAM ON TRACK IN GENK (B), 15.06.2014

KZ
5 - Jorrit Pex (NL) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)
7 - Davide Forè (I) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)
8 - Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)
16 - Yannick De Brabander (B) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)

KZ2
331 - Fabian Federer (I) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)
332 - Daniel Formal (PRI) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)

KF
104 - Felice Tiene (I) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)
115 - Pedro Hiltbrand (E) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)
128 - Dionisios Marcu (RO) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)

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CRG PALMARES KZ – KZ2
CIK-FIA European Championships KZ - KZ2 (and similar categories)

2013: Max VERSTAPPEN (NL), KZ - CRG / TM / B’stone
Rd1 Wackersdorf (D), 19.05.2013
Rd2 Genk (B), 30.06.2013

2012: Pex JORRIT (NL), KZ1 - CRG / TM / B’stone
Wackersdorf (D), 10.06.2012

2011: Fabian FEDERER (I), KZ2 - CRG / TM / Dunlop
Wackersdorf, (D), 12.06.2011

2008: Jonathan THONON (B), KZ1 - CRG / Maxter / Dunlop
Rd1 Angerville (F), 04.05.2008
Rd2 Mariembourg (B), 29.06.2008

2003: Alessandro MANETTI (I), Super ICC - CRG / Pavesi / Dunlop
Rd1 Ugento (I), 25.05.2003
Rd2 Varennes (F), 27.07.2003

2001: Alessandro PICCINI (I), Formula C - CRG / TM / B’stone
Rd1 Corridonia (I), 22.04.2001
Rd2 Sosnova (CZ), 13.05.2001
Rd3 Carole-Paris (F), 01.07.2001

2000: Valerio SAPERE (I), ICC - CRG / Pavesi / Vega
Rd1 Mariembourg (B), 09.04.2000
Rd2 Val Vibrata (I), 14.05.2000
Rd3 Carole-Paris (F), 25.06.2000

1996: Alessandro PICCINI (I), Formula C - CRG / Pavesi / B’stone
Rd1 Corridonia (I), 31.03.1996
Rd2 Bydgoszcz (PL), 19.05.1996

1996: Stefan HAAK (D), ICC - CRG / TM / Dunlop
Rd1 Corridonia (I), 31.03.1996
Rd2 Bydgoszcz (PL), 19.05.1996
Rd3 Salbris (F), 01.09.1996

1993: Stefano MARCOLIN (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / TM / Dunlop
Val Vibrata (I), 05.09.1993

1992: Stefano RODANO (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / TM / Dunlop
Mariembourg (B), 06.09.1992

1989: Gianluca PAGLICCI (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Kalì / B’stone
Olomouc (CZ), 03.09.1989

1988: Vincenzo SAITTA (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Vega
Kecskemét (H), 04.09.1988

1987: Paolo PULLIERO (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / B’stone
Magione (I), 30.08.1987

1986: Lamberto DI FERDINANDO (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / B’stone
Pomposa (I), 31.08.1986

1985 Stefan FRIETSCH (D), Int.-B – Kalì Kart / Komet / Dunlop
Valence (F), 21.04.1985

1984: Richard FRANCHINI (I), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop
Axamo (S), 09.09.1984

1979: Giancarlo VANARIA (I), FC - Kalì-Kart / Rotax / B’stone
Bydgosczc (POL), 02.09.1979

1979: Jan SVANEBY (S), ICC - Kalì-Kart / Rotax / B’stone
Bydgosczc (POL), 02.09.1979

Press Office
CRG SpA
www.kartcrg.com
10 June 2014

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In the pictures: 1) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, KZ (Ph. Gaboriaud); 2) Davide Forè, KZ (Ph. Gaboriaud); 3) Felice Tiene, KF (Ph. Cunaphoto.it); 4) Fabian Federer, KZ2 (Ph. Gaboriaud); 5) Yannick De Brabander, KZ (Ph. CRG Press); 6) Daniel Formal, KZ2 (Ph. CRG Press);

 

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CRG works team will be contesting the third round of the European KF Championship in Genk (Belgium) with the novelty of engines by KVS. CRG Racing Team is heading to Genk with very good chances also in the opening rounds of the KZ and KZ2 European Championships.

CRG works team is all set to face the triple on track CIK-FIA commitment in Belgium, at Genk, where the third round of the KF European Championship and the first – out of three rounds – of the KZ and KZ2 are going on stage. The team will get on track with some important technical novelties.
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This exit for CRG will be characterized by new engine units as from Genk team's chassis will be pushed by KVS engines in KF, while some of the works drivers of the Italian firm will have Maxter units fitted on their KZ and KZ2 chassis. Stakes are the titles of the European Championships won last year by CRG with Max Verstappen both in KF and KZ.

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FELICE TIENE READY TO LUNGE IN KF

CRG KF drivers will not have TM engines but from Genk's third round of the European Championship their karts will be pushed by KVS engines. The main goal for this was to get that continuity needed to get the title. Felice Tiene is currently second in the standings at only 7 points to the top and is well within the title fight. Tiene just missed out on speed in Zuera right when he needed it in the final stages, after claiming the pole position in the Prefinal. The Italian driver harvested anyway some handy points in the Final thanks to his seventh place, but by looking at the premise of the Spanish weekend, he should have been on the podium. Genk is going to be crucial for the title hunt and CRG will try it all ahead of the final race – the fourth round of Brandon in England – scheduled for August 31.

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Alongside Felice Tiene, the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand and the Romanian driver Dionisios Marcu will be competing in Genk on the multiple times winning CRG chassis fitting KVS engine units. Unfortunately, the Venezuelan driver Sidney Gomez will not be present due to his study commitments.

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HIGH PROFILE TEAM IN KZ AND KZ2

CRG will field an high profile – both technically and sportively – team in the concurrent opening of KZ and KZ2 European Championships. In KZ, the CRG works team will take on track the Briton Jordon Lennox-Lamb, who is ready to get the most of his speed quality on Maxter engines. The strong Belgian driver Yannick De Brabander will be at his KZ debut with CRG and will have on his side Win Eyckmans as TM engine preparator. The Dutch 2012 title winner Jorrit Pex will be competing in KZ with CRG Holland on a TM engine prepared by a strong technician like Jos Verstappen. Davide Forè, will also be on track with CRG but, for the second year in a row, he will be wearing the colors of the Polish team DTK on CRG-TM.

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CRG team for KZ2 will be composed by 2012 European Champion Fabian Federer and by the excellent Daniel Formal, the American driver born in Costa Rica that has come to the fore in Rotax International Championships. Both KZ2 drivers will be using Maxter engines.

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CRG TEAM IN GENK (B), 15.06.2014

KF
104 - Felice Tiene (I) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)
115 - Pedro Hiltbrand (E) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)
128 - Dionisios Marcu (RO) (CRG / Parilla / Dunlop)

KZ
5 - Jorrit Pex (NL) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)
7 - Davide Forè (I) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)
8 - Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)
16 - Yannick De Brabander (B) (CRG / TM / Bridgestone)

KZ2
331 - Fabian Federer (I) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)
332 - Daniel Formal (PRI) (CRG / Maxter / Bridgestone)

All results will be available at www.cikfia.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
6 June 2014

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene and Glenn Keyaert, KF (Cunaphoto.it); 2) Felice Tiene, KF (Cunaphoto.it); 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF (Ph. Gaboriaud); 4) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, KZ (Ph. CRG Press); 5) Davide Forè, KZ (Cunaphoto.it); 6) Dionisios Marcu, KF (Ph. Gaboriaud).

 

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Stunning race by Felice Tiene in Zuera (Spain) that confirmed to be among the title contenders in the European KF Championship. Jordon Lennox-Lamb strong protagonist in DD2 at the Rotax Euro Challenge in Castelletto.

Last weekend has seen a double and exciting challenge for CRG, that has been racing in Zuera (Spain) at the European CIK-FIA KF & KF Junior Championship as well as in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy) for the Rotax Euro Challenge. CRG works team has been protagonist in both racing rounds proving to be competitive once more, while harvesting solid results in Spain's KF with Felice Tiene and in Italy's DD2 with Jordon Lennox-Lamb. Both racers are well within the fight for the corresponding titles.
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STUNNING TIENE IN ZUERA

Felice Tiene has been one of the main protagonists of the weekend in Zuera's European Championship, putting his name forward for the title. The Italian driver run a solid qualifying, where he secured the third place in his group and the sixth in the absolute standings. He then unleashed all his potential in the heats setting the absolute best performance: 3 splendid wins out of 4 races earned him 10 precious points for the championship. In the Prefinal, Tiene was again in the leading group securing the fifth place. In the Final he was involved in a series of very good duels and he finally took the seventh place. This is quite a handy placing classification-wise, as Tiene is currently fourth only 7 points shy of the leader.

The victory of the race went to Tom Joyner – back to the victory after his triumph in Bahrain that gave him the World Champion title – who awarded another satisfaction to Tinini Group.

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The race of CRG's Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand has been positive too, as he crossed the finish line in P11 after a very good comeback from the 20th place in qualifying. Sidney Gomez and Dionisios Marcu experienced a series of technical issues in KF and could not get access to the final stages.

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The other young Spaniard fielded by CRG, Eliseo Martinez Merono, obtained a good result in KF Junior as he crossed the line in seventh place, after a stunning comeback from an unlucky 47th place in qualifying. His positive trend has been really excellent. The other two drivers on track in Junior, Konstantinos and Archie Tillett, could not overcome the barrier of repechage race instead.

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

NEXT ROUND
15.06.2014 CIK-FIA EURO KF (Rd.3) - EURO KZ-KZ2 (Rd.1) Genk (B)

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LENNOX CLOSE TO THE PODIUM IN CASTELLETTO

Jordon Lennox-Lamb has been exceptional in DD2, as usual, in the concurrent second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge after the spectacular win he clinched in Genk. The weekend of Lennox set off with the quickest time in his qualifying group that was worth the fourth absolute time. He later on secured the win in one heat and stood in third place of the classification after the heats. Lennox kept the third position all the way to the flag in the Prefinal, while in the Final he fought with the front runners but eventually had to contempt himself with the fifth place after several appearances in third position. Lennox is currently second in the standings at only 7 points to the leader Ben Cooper.

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Very good performance by Daniel Formal in DD2. The quick driver from Costarica has always been among the quickest drivers also in Castelletto. Formal has been unfortunately slowed down by an incident in the Final and he ended 14th.

The young German driver Luka Kamali has been quite unlucky instead. He has been very good in qualifying and heats, where he gained the fifth absolute time. But due to strong pain to his ribs he was forced to give up and skip the final stages.

The Canadian Alessandro Bizzotto has been very quick too in DD2, but he rolled over in the last qualifying heat and had to run the Repechage race. Unfortunately he missed to gain access to the final by two positions only.

The Belgian driver Yannick De Brabander and the Polish Lukasz Bartoszuk have been competing in Rotax Senior. Both drivers managed to get the pass to the final stages but due to several problems De Brabander ended the Final in P20, while Bartoszuk had to retire after being 17th in the Prefinal.

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The young driver from Equador José Enrique Brito has been very quick since qualifying in Rotax Junior, when he set the seventh absolute time. He was fourteenth at the end of heats, but his final stages were quite unlucky as he at to retire in the Prefinal and then a 5 seconds penalty relegated him to P26 after a very good comeback race.

All results are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

NEXT ROUND
20.07.2014 ROTAX MAX EURO CHALLENGE (Rd.3) Zuera (E)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
1 June 2014

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene KF (Ph.Cunaphoto); 2) Pedro Hiltbrand KF (Ph. Cunaphoto); 3) Eliseo Martinez Merono (Ph. Cunaphoto); 4) Jordon Lennox-Lamb Rotax DD2 (Ph. CRG Press); 5) Daniel Formal Rorax DD2 (Ph. CRG Press); 6) José Enrique Brito Rotax Junior (Ph. CRG Press).

 

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Felice Tiene displayed a very good shape in Zuera (Spain) during the second round of the European Championship, while, in Italy, Jordon Lennox-Lamb confirmed to be a protagonist in DD2 at Castelletto di Branduzzo's round of the Rotax Euro Challenge.

Felice Tiene had a solid qualifying in Spain, as he set the third time of his group (sixth absolute) in the second round of the European KF Championship, while Jordon Lennox-Lamb has posted the quickest time of his group (fourth absolute) in DD2 qualifying of the Rotax Euro Challenge underway in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy).
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STUNNING START FOR TIENE IN ZUERA

Felice Tiene put in a very good performance in KF at the CIK-FIA European Championship clocking the third time of his group at just 73 thousands of a second from the pace setter Callum Ilott (Zanardi) and at slightly more than 2 tenths to the absolute quickest time. This has been a good start for the Italian driver in force at CRG who was also the quickest on a TM engine.

The other CRG drivers are currently a bit more delayed: Pedro Hiltbrand posted a time 0.538 shy of the leader, Sidney Gomez ended at 0.717s to the top and Dionisios Marcu at 0.809.

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The Greek Konstantinos has been the quickest of CRG drivers in KF Junior. He is always getting more and more at ease in this category after his past in 60 Mini. His quickest lap turned out to be 0.516s slower than that posted by the leader Devlin Defrancesco (Tony Kart). The Spaniard Eliseo Martinez experienced some issues instead and ended at 0.882s to the leader at his home race. The young Briton Archie Tillett currently is 1.126s adrift.

The programme of Zuera's weekend will continue on Saturday 31 May with qualifying heats, while the Repechage race, Prefinal and Final will take place on Sunday 1 June.

LENNOX AIMING HIGH IN CASTELLETTO

Jordon Lennox-Lamb set the pace in his qualifying group in DD2 on the Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo, that is housing the second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge. The British driver of CRG – already winner of the first round in Genk – ended up fourth absolute in the final qualifying classification, as his quickest time was only 61 thousands shy of the overall best lap posted by Paolo De Conto.

Very good performance also for the German Luka Kamali in DD2, who was only 0.266s shy of the leader, while the American Daniel Formal is a bit delayed at the moment with a quickest time 0.485s slower than that of the leader. Alessandro Bizzotto closed his qualifying effort at 0.750s to the top.

Very positive performance for the Polish driver Lukasz Bartoszuk in Rotax Senior, who set a time that was 0.422s shy of the leader Guan Yu Zhou. Some problems affected instead the strong Yannick De Brabander as he is currently 0.616s adrift.

Jose Enrique Brito put in an excellent qualifying in Rotax Junior setting the seventh time at 0.269s to the top.

The programme of Saturday 31 May in Castelletto di Branduzzo schedules qualifying heats, while Repechage races, Prefinals and Finals will take place on Sunday 1 June.

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Team CRG at the European Championship of Zuera:

KF
104 – Felice Tiene (I) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)
115 – Pedro Hiltbrand (E) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)
128 – Dionisios Marcu (RO) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)
151 – Sidney Gomez (VEN) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)

KF JUNIOR
220 – Archie Tillett (GB) (CRG / TM / Vega)
237 – Konstantinos (GR) (CRG / TM / Vega)
238 – Eliseo Martinez Merono (E) (CRG / TM / Vega)

All results are available at www.cikfia.com

Team CRG at the Rotax Max Euro Challenge of Castelletto:

ROTAX JUNIOR
97 – Jose Enrique Brito (EC) (CRG / Rotax Junior Max / Mojo)

ROTAX MAX SENIOR
301 – Yannick De Brabander (B) (CRG / Rotax Max / Mojo)
307 – Lukasz Bartoszuk (POL) (CRG / Rotax Max / Mojo)

ROTAX DD2
617 – Luka Kamali (D) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)
658 – Daniel Formal (EC) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)
665 – Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)
675 – Alessandro Bizzotto (CAN) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)

All results are available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
30 May 2014

In the pictures: 1) Felice Tiene KF; 2) Konstantinos KFJ; 3) Dionisios Marcu KF (Ph. Cunaphoto.it)

 

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Double racing commitment for CRG this coming weekend: the team will get on track in Zuera (Spain) for the CIK-FIA European Championship and in Castelletto (Italy) for the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. CRG technical provider of Rotax Grand Finals also for 2014.

CRG works team will have to face a two tier weekend with two rounds 1.250 kilometers apart to compete in. The first will be Zuera's second round of the European CIK-FIA KF&KF Junior Championship in Spain, while the second commitment will take place in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy) for the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. CRG to be again the official chassis provider of the Rotax Grand Finals in DD2.

HEADING TO ZUERA FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The International Circuit of Zuera, close to Saragozza, will stage the second round of the European KF & KF Junior after the opener that took place at the International Circuit of Muro Leccese. The CRG works team will be composed of Felice Tiene, Pedro Hiltbrand, Dionisios Marcu and Sidney Gomez in KF, while the team will field Eliseo Martinez Merono, Archie Tillett and Konstantinos in KF Junior.

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All the aforementioned drivers will be quite motivated to improve their classification. Hiltbrand and Tiene will try to climb the classification after the good performance scored in Muro Leccese that placed them respectively in fourth and fifth place of the standings.

CRG's drivers entered in the European Championship of Zuera:

KF
104 – Felice Tiene (I) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)
115 – Pedro Hiltbrand (E) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)
128 – Dionisios Marcu (RO) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)
151 – Sidney Gomez (VEN) (CRG / TM / Dunlop)

KF JUNIOR
220 – Archie Tillett (GB) (CRG / TM / Vega)
237 – Konstantinos (GR) (CRG / TM / Vega)
238 – Eliseo Martinez Merono (E) (CRG / TM / Vega)

All results will be available at www.cikfia.com

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EURO ROTAX IN CASTELLETTO

The International Circuit 7 Laghi of Castelletto di Branduzzo will house the second round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge, instead, after the opening round of Genk in Belgium. CRG works team in Castelletto will be composed by Jose Enrique Brito in Junior Max, while Yannick De Brabander, Lukasz Bartoszuk will defend the team's colors in Senior Max. Finally, Luka Kamali, Daniel Formal, Jordon Lennox-Lamb and Alessandro Bizzotto will compete in DD2.

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The await is mounting in DD2 for the race of Jordon Lennox-Lamb, after the exceptional victory he clinched at the sprint to Thonon in the Genk's opener. Lennox is currently third in the standings, only 6 points shy of the leader as he was penalized in the Prefinal by an incident.

It will be worth keeping an eye also on the performance of the American driver Formal as he is currently seventh in the DD2 classification, while De Brabander is currently eighth in the Senior.

CRG's drivers entered in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge of Castelletto:

ROTAX JUNIOR
97 – Jose Enrique Brito (EC) (CRG / Rotax Junior Max / Mojo)

ROTAX MAX SENIOR
301 – Yannick De Brabander (B) (CRG / Rotax Max / Mojo)
307 – Lukasz Bartoszuk (POL) (CRG / Rotax Max / Mojo)

ROTAX DD2
617 – Luka Kamali (D) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)
658 – Daniel Formal (EC) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)
665 – Jordon Lennox-Lamb (GB) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)
675 – Alessandro Bizzotto (CAN) (CRG / Rotax Max DD2 / Mojo)

All results will be available at www.rotaxmaxeurochallenge.com

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CRG AS ROTAX GRAND FINALS 2014 PARTNER

Meanwhile, the partnership between CRG and Rotax for the world event Grand Finals – to take place next 29 November in Valencia, Spain – has been made official. CRG will once again be technical partner of this important event through the provision of chassis for the most performing category, DD2.

"The partnership between CRG and Rotax is quite established and based on several years of collaboration. Once again, we will take part to this very important event of Rotax Grand Finals with our chassis in DD2, in what is going to be a CIK-FIA event that can represent all five continents" CRG SpA's President Giancarlo Tinini declared.

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
29 May 2014

Pictures: 1) Felice Tiene (Ph. Gaboriaud); 2) Pedro Hiltbrand (Ph. Gaboriaud); 3) Dionisios Marcu (Ph. CRG Press); 4) Jordon Lennox-Lamb (Ph. Timo Deck); 5) Lennox and De Brabander.

 

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Team Gamoto on CRG has been protagonist of the opening race of the Italian Championship finishing on the podium of 60 Mini with Hauger and Muizzuddin. Pedro Hiltbrand has been defending CRG colors in KZ2 and Sidney Gomez in KF2.

La Conca (Lecce, Italy). Good season debut for CRG in the Italian Karting Championship thanks to Team Gamoto that has been a great protagonist of 60 Mini with its very young champions as Dannis Hauger won the first Final, while Hauger and Muizzuddin Mussyaffa Abdul Gafar got on Final-2's podium. Solid races also for Pedro Hiltbrand in KZ2 and Sidney Gomez in KF2.
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SPECTACULAR HAUGER AND MUIZZUDDIN IN 60 MINI

The races the Italian Championship, class 60 Mini, have definitely been exciting. 52 drivers made it to the start as Team Gamoto and its very young champions on CRG-LKE have come to the fore. The Norwegian driver Dennis Hager has been very quick since the beginning setting the pole position pipping his team mate Muizzuddin Mussyaffa Abdul Gafar by just 67 thousands. Very good qualifying also for the new-comer Leonardo Marseglia, who set the fourth time being 0.155s shy of the pace setter.

Dennis Hauger came out of heats still on top of the charts thanks to two wins. The Norwegian driver kept his momentum in the first of the two heats that was inflamed by a spectacular duel with his rival Abrusci. The sprint to the line was eventually won by Hauger by only 13 thousands of a second! Meanwhile, Muizzuddin had been slowed down a bit by some contacts but ended fifth anyway, while Marseglia crossed the finish line in 15th.

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The second Final had Team Gamoto's pairing as protagonist again with Hauger and Muizzuddin among the quickest both closing their efforts on the podium. Hauger ended in fact in second place just 65 thousands shy of Skeed, while Muizzuddin was third at 8 tenths. This has been a very good result for these two front runners. Marseglia ended 14th instead.
Dennis Hauger is currently leading the charts with 62 points, while Muizzuddin is standing third at 34.

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HILTBRAND STRONG IN KZ2, GOMEZ IN KF2

The Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand on CRG-TM showed a good competitiveness too in KZ2, as he has always been among the best out of the 49 drivers on track in this season opener. After setting the 10th place in qualifying, Hiltbrand clinched two very good fifth places in race-1 and race-2. Hiltbrand is currently fifth in the standings.

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The Venezuelan driver Sidney Gomez, on CRG-TM, had an interesting debut in the Italian Championship that started with a good P4 in qualifying. In Final one Gomez was unfortunately slowed down a bit, but still crossed the line in sixth place. In the second Final he was initially delayed by an electric problem at the start but then the Venezuelan driver managed to come back to a good fifth place. Gomez is sixth in the classification.

The next round of the Italian Championship is scheduled for June 22nd at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno.

All the results of the Italian Championship are available at www.acipsotitalia.it

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
27 May 2014

Pictures: 1) Dennis Hauger on the podium; 2) Dennis Hauger; 3) Hauger e Muizzuddin; 4) Muizzuddin; 5) Pedro Hiltbrand; 6) Sidney Gomez. Ph. CRG Press.

 

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All the victories of the CRG works team drivers collected in a video describing the fantastic 2013 season.

“A Perfect Year” is the title of the video produced to celebrate the stunning 2013 of CRG Racing Team. A flow of spectacular images will tell the story of a record season ended with the KF World Championship title won byTom Joyner and Tinini Group and with the impressive series of International titles collected by Max Verstappen in the KZ World Championship, European KZ1 and KF Championships, WSK Euro Series KZ1 and WSK Master Series KZ2.
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Such an excellent result awarded the quality of chassis and all products by CRG, a world leading company in karting with a very rich sportive awards list.

Alongside the exceptional success obtained in the International Championships, several other good results have been scored by all the drivers wearing CRG official colors in 2013 and their images will thus complete the evocative footage of “A Perfect Year” produced by Monza Informa.

The video is available at: http://youtu.be/X3H6COm3_BE

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
14 May 2014

In the picture: The cover of the video celebrating CRG's 2013 record season.

CRG AND TININI GROUP – 2013 RESULTS

MAX VERSTAPPEN
1. World Championship - KZ
1. European Championship - KZ
1. European Championship - KF
1. WSK Euro Series - KZ1
1. WSK Master Series - KZ2
1. Winter Cup - KF2
3. World Championship - KF

JORDON LENNOX-LAMB
3. World Championship - KZ
10. WSK Euro Series - KZ1
11. European Championship - KZ
17. World Championship - KF
21. European Championship - KF

FELICE TIENE
3. European Championship - KZ2
6. WSK Euro Series - KF
7. World Championship - KZ
7. European Championship - KF
13. World Championship - KF

JORRIT PEX
1. German Championship - KZ2
5. WSK Euro Series - KZ1
7. European Championship - KZ
7. WSK Master Series - KZ2
16. World Championship - KZ

JONATHAN THONON
3. WSK Euro Series - KZ1
4. European Championship - KZ

DAVIDE FORE’
1. Polish Championship - KZ2
1. Trofeo delle Industrie - KZ2
2. WSK Final Cup - KZ2
3. Winter Cup - KZ2
6. German Championship - KZ2
9. European Championship - KZ
9. WSK Euro Series – KZ1
12. World Championship - KZ

ALEX PALOU MONTALBO
1. Spain Championship - KZ2
10. European Championship - KF
16. World Championship - KF
16. WSK Euro Series - KF

DIONISIOS MARCU
24. European Championship - KF Junior
26. World Championship - KF Junior

FABIAN FEDERER
10. WSK Master Series - KZ2
14. Winter Cup - KZ2
17. World Championship - KZ
17. WSK Euro Series - KZ1
24. European Championship - KZ

NICLAS NYLUND
17. WSK Master Series - KF
26. World Championship - KF

TOM JOYNER (Zanardi)
1. World Championship - KF
11. WSK Master Series - KF
26. WSK Euro Series - KF
43. European Championship- KF

LANCE STROLL (Zanardi)
5. WSK Master Series - KF
6. World Championship - KF
13. WSK Euro Series - KF
43. European Championship- KF

XEN DE RUWE
12. International Super Cup - KZ2

GIOVANNI MARTINEZ
21. WSK Euro Series - KZ2
30. International Super Cup - KZ2

ARCHIE TILLETT
11. International Super Cup - KF Junior

ELISEO MARTINEZ
1. WSK Euro Series - 60 Mini
1. WSK Master Series - 60 Mini

FUMA HORIO
43. WSK Master Series - KF

KONSTANTINOS
3. WSK Euro Series
7. WSK Master Series

ABDUL GAFAR MUIZZ
4. WSK Euro Series
6. WSK Master Series

 

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Great race for Felice Tiene who recovered in KF Final from P25 to the fourth place. Very good race for Pedro Hiltbrand too, always among the best and eventually good fifth. Solid debut for Eliseo Martinez in KF Junior, despite being stopped by an incident.

La Conca (Lecce, Italy). Only the podium is missing to set in stone the very good result obtained by CRG in the first weekend of the European CIK-FIA KF & KF Junior Championship, held at the International Circuit La Conca of Muro Leccese. Felice Tiene and Pedro Hiltbrand secured important points for the classification and Eliseo Martinez turned out to be a protagonist in KF Junior.
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The KF Final has been absolutely spectacular and it involved Felice Tiene and the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand, both putting in a stunning final stage on their CRG-TM. Hiltbrand has had a constant pace always being among the front runners, while Tiene had a weekend in crescendo completing a comeback final race from the 25th place of the grid up to the fourth place. This performance demonstration displayed by CRG envisages a good remainder of the season for the Italian team, that is the current reigning champion thanks to the title won last year by Max Verstappen.

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SUPER TIENE IN KF

The pace shown in La Conca's Final could have awarded Tiene with the podium (perhaps even with the top step of the podium) if it were not for a violent bumping he has been involved in at the first corner of the Prefinal. The Italian driver rejoined as last and later on managed to recover up to the 25th place of the Prefinal, but then he put in a stunning comeback race in the Final. Very good race also for Hiltbrand, who has been quick since qualifying (best in his session) and heats (third), establishing himself among the front runners (he was third in the Prefinal) to end fifth later on in the Final, behind Tiene.

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Bad luck hit Dionisios Marcu instead, who was forced to the retirement due to a technical problem during the first lap of the Final, after he won the repechage recovering up to the 19th place in the Prefinal.

Even tougher luck for Sidney Gomez, who has seen his weekend being compromised in qualifying due to the engine failure. He displayed all his quality in the repechage though, where he managed to secure the fifth place despite starting 17th on the grid! A 10 seconds penalty due to a problem at the start stripped him from the satisfaction of running the final stages.

The victory in the first round of the European KF Championship went to the Briton Callum Ilott (Zanardi-Parilla).

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GOOD DEBUT FOR MARTINEZ IN KF JUNIOR

The young Eliseo Martinez Merono has been the most productive and quick driver in KF Junior, even if he would have deserved much more in his debut race of the European Championship. Unfortunately, he has been forced to the retirement at lap one of the Final when at the first hairpin he was involved in the heat of the start. That was a real shame as Martinez could have easily secured a good final result building on his sixth place of the Prefinal.

A brilliant Archie Tillett managed also to secure a place in the Final, ending his race in P21. Several problems affected the other two youngsters in force at CRG instead: the Venezuelan Mauricio Baiz and the Greek driver Konstantinos. Baiz missed out on the final by just a whisker as he ended seventh in the Repechage after recovering from the 19th place on the grid, while Konstantinos has been delayed by several contacts in the “hot” stages of the repechage race after running a good qualifying stage.

The KF Junior Final was won by Enaam Ahmed (FA Kart-Vortex).

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SUNDAY QUOTES

Euan Jeffery, CRG team manager: “We are happy on this European Championship opener. We showed good competitiveness both in KF and KF Junior. Felice Tiene run an extraordinary race in KF completing an incredible comeback. He has been perfect and very precise in all the overtaking moves. Pedro Hiltbrand completed a good race too, he has been excellent from lights to flag and made it into the top five. We made a good show of the quality of our material and of our drivers, therefore we can aim to good results in this season too. I am sorry for Dionisios Marcu as he had a problem at the first lap in the Final, and for Sidney Gomez who could not make it to the Final due to a penalty in the repechage. In KF Junior we had a good progression of results improving all our
material. We still miss something and we are working to improve it, but I am quite positive for the future. All our drivers have been competitive. What a shame for Eliseo Martinez, he could not get what he deserved in the Final due to an incident right after the start.”

Felice Tiene: “What a shame for the contact I was involved in the Prefinal, but I am very satisfied on the fourth place obtained in the Final. My objective was to score some points in this race and I did exactly that. We still have a few things to sort out but, after qualifying, we constantly improved in the heats and I had very good material for the final stages, with a better performance of chassis and engine. This result gives me a lot of confidence for the remainder of the championship.”

Pedro Hiltbrand: “I am happy on my fifth place. I made a small mistake exiting from a fast corner at the last lap and Felice overtook me, but I still am OK with fifth. What is important is the good speed I had. The championship is long and I will counter-charge in the next round that is going to be my home race in Zuera (Spain).”

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
After round 1:
KF: 1. Illott points 34; 2. Norris 26; 3. Kari 20; 4. Hiltbrand 19; 5. Tiene 18; 6. Nielsen 16; 7. Basz 11; 8. Van Leeuwen 10; 9. Abry 8; 10. Joyner 6.
KF Junior: 1. Ahmed points 31; 2. De Francesco 26; 3. Sargeant 20... 11. Martinez 7.

All the results of the European CIK-FIA KF & KF Junior Championships are available at www.cikfia.com, www.cikfiachampionship.com

NEXT ROUNDS
01.06.2014 CIK-FIA EURO KF-KFJ (Rd.2) Zuera (E)
01.06.2014 ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE (Rd.2) Castelletto, Pavia (I)

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
12 May 2014

Pictures: 1) Felice Tiene, KF; 2) Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene, KF; 3) Pedro Hiltbrand, KF; 4) Eliseo Martinez, KF Junior; 5) Felice Tiene, KF; 6) Dionisios Marcu (Ph CRG Press).

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The two CRG's works drivers earned the fourth and fifth place at the end of a spectacular Final. Eliseo Martinez forced to the retirement due to an incident in KF Junior.

Despite an incident at the start of the Prefinal, Felice Tiene put in a spectacular comeback in the Final and from P25 he managed to cross the finish line in fourth position, right ahead of his team mate Pedro Hiltbrand, how in turn completed a great race.
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Dionisios Marcu had to stop due to a technical problem instead.

Eliseo Martinez has been unlucky in the KF Junior's Final as he was forced to the retirement due to an incident during the first lap. Archie Tillett ended his effort in 26th position instead.

Sidney Gomez did not manage to gain access to the KF Final due to a penalty in the Repechage race; the Venezuelan driver Mauricio Baiz and the Greek Konstantinos did not have much better luck as they could not get access to the KF Junior Final either.

All results of the European Championship CIK-FIA KF & KF Junior are available at www.cikfia.com, www.cikfia.tv, www.cikfiachampionship.com

CRG SpA
Press Office
www.kartcrg.com
11 May 2014

In the picture: Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene in La Conca right before the start of the Final in the first round of the European KF Championship. Ph CRG Press.

 
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